Murray Smith received his Bachelor of Science in 1973 and Bachelor of Laws in 1976 from the University of Windsor and his Master of Laws in International Business Law from the London School of Economics in 1989. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1977 and qualified as an English Barrister in 1990. Mr. Smith has extensive experience as a commercial arbitrator under AAA, ICDR, ICC, BCICAC and UNCITRAL Rules. His work has focused on energy and natural resource disputes, construction disputes, technology disputes and the interpretation of commercial contracts generally. He has lengthy experience in international commercial arbitration training and legal writing in England, Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. He collaborated with Martin Hunter and Allan Redfern in writing the leading text “Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration”, 2nd ed. He is a founding member of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Western Canadian Commercial Arbitrators Society. Mr. Smith is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the BVI International Arbitration Centre.